A Complicated Skull Watch Celebrates Horology and Diá de los Muertos

Fiona Kruger enlivens the Swiss watchmaking scene with her frightfully unconventional concepts.

While attending a ­master’s-degree program in Switzerland, Fiona Kruger, a young Scottish design student, was given her first real exposure to watchmaking—an experience that ultimately steered her budding career in a new direction. “I had never seen people working on such a minute scale or with such precision,” she recalls. “I realized a watch doesn’t have to be round; it can be anything you want to design.”&nbsp…

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